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review 2017-06-14 12:24
The Last Detective- Brian Cohn

     Mixed genre- well put together; no, very well put together. Those that love murder mystery will find themselves comfortably stationed within a science fiction world and vice versa. I love writing that can shatter walls between genres, between readers fixed ideas of like, and this book does that well.

     We are in a recently invaded world by a civilisation of ‘slicks’ that mankind is still far short of understanding. Human society is in a state of decay, if not quite chaotic dissolution, as the alien culture imposes certain disciplines whilst leaving humans with a veneer of independence. Any independence is apparently dependent on an absence of resistance. Regular mass deportations to destinations unknown, are ‘accepted’ by the human administrations. One can’t help but make comparisons between the slicks as quasi Nazi or Starlin’s cabal. Perhaps those born in this century would relate better to comparison with the current, alien to humanitarian values, regime of Kim Jong-Un.

     When an alien is apparently murdered the aliens find cause for an investigation by what remains of a human police force. Painstakingly Adrian, the last pre-invasion trained detective, puts the pieces of the case together despite the lack of resources and technologies still at his disposal.

     The principle human characters are well drawn, and the unfolding of the crime is crafted in a very compelling way. This is a case for an old-time sleuth, not a ‘slick’ crime lab. Um: pun intended.

     As an independent writer and a strong advocate of my peers, I am delighted to be able to report this book as being a good example of the quality achievable outside of the traditional publishing empires. Pandamoon are one of many new small publishers. I’m certainly not in any position to endorse them, but I can say that they have at least one good writer aboard.

     Well written and, apart from a few lapses, well edited.

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review 2017-06-10 19:02
Good Story and Characters
A Perfect Manhattan Murder (A Nic & Nigel Mystery) - Tracy Kiely

Nicole/Nic was a former NYC homicide detective who was married to a wealthy playboy- well used to be playboy-. Named Nigel and they had a dog a pit massive named Skippy who went just about everywhere with them. The couple is at a Broadway opening of play written by a college friend- Penny- 0f Nic’s.  Also they went to dinner with another college friend of nics named Harper and her husband Dan. Dan was Broadway’s  toughest theater critic. Then the two couple’s go to the post show celebration at Fletcher Irving’s home who was the producer of the play. Dan acts up there and says he is going to the apartment where he does his work as he uses as an office.  Next morning Dan is found dead he had been poisoned.  and Harper in the police’s prime subject even though Harper was home with hers and Dan’s infant child. Nic and Nigel are determined to clear Harper’s name. Nic and Nigel have more suspects then they can follow up everyone seemed to hate Dan.

I liked this this story a lot. I liked the plot. I chuckled while reading this even though it involved a murder. This was an easy quick read. It also had a fast pace. I absolutely loved Skippy in this book I feel he definitely added to the story. This also had a fast pace. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend.

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review 2017-06-09 02:44
Did Gustavo Do What He is Accused of?
Chocolate Frosted Murder: A Donut Hole Cozy Mystery - Book 5 - Susan Gillard

While celebrating with 2 of her employees and their family, she is warned that their cousin, Gustavo, was found murdered in a park with a gun and drugs. The family doesn't believe this of their cousin and have asked Heather to work her magic and find out the truth of Gustavo's death. 

 

Heather with the help of her boyfriend giving her inside information finds out some information that helps solve the death of Gustavo. 

 

I have issues with this as there is the constant giving of information to a civilian by a police detective. I don't care that this civilian is his girlfriend. I know that it helps to move the story along. 

 

If you want a quick read, I recommend the story, but do suspend your disbelief or questioning to get through it. 

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review 2017-05-14 02:26
A NEW PROSPECT by Wayne Zurl
A New Prospect - Wayne Zurl
  I enjoyed this book and finished it in less than a day. I wanted to know who dunnit. I thought it was someone else until Sam said he figured it out then I knew I was wrong.

I like Sam and his crew. They make a good team which they need as too many others seem to be working against them. I enjoyed the story. I had fun reading this one.
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review 2017-05-04 12:16
Toni FGMAMTC's Reviews > The Cutaway
The Cutaway: A Novel - Christina Kovac
Knightly is a producer for a news network. She also has a troubled history with her family and basically a photographic memory. Those traits cause her to focus more on aspects that others might overlook. She sees a piece on a missing woman and can't let it go. Most everyone in her life seems to be trying to hinder her digging deeper into the woman's story. Murder, mystery, politics, detectives, witnesses and more come into play. She isn't a cop, but she is an investigative journalist out to connect the answers and expose the coverups. She's a likable lead, and the storyline is great at keeping the reader hooked and guessing. Anyone could be guilty. The Cutaway was a win for me, and I'm definitely going to be following this author's future works.
 
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